Re: New Years Day 1999

To: "Ian Clayton" <>, "Rolf Jenson" <>
Subject: Re: New Years Day 1999
From: Alexandra Appleman <>
Date: Sat, 02 Jan 1999 07:29:51 +1000
At 01:45 30/12/98 +1000, Ian Clayton wrote:
>    Hi All!   This is a combined list not bad for a bunch of  no hopers.   
> New Years Day 1999

Speak for yourself Clayton......!

>Site:  Toonpan/Serpentine/Cromarty
>Period: 1/01/99 06:30 to 14:30

For those interested, Toonpan (Lagoon), Serpentine (Lagoon) and Cromarty
(Wetland) area are in the Northern Brigalow belt and lie in a 150km circuit
south of Townsville, NQ 19*19' south, 143* E.  The first two are on private
property; Cromarty adjoins the Ramsar nominated/listed Cape Bowling Green
Bay.  Access to the latter (Reed Beds Road) is currently difficult as the
road is partially under water.   

>199 Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata 2000
>097 Little Black Cormorant Phalocrocorax sulcirostris 3000
>096 Great  Cormorant Phalocrocorax carbo 2
>106 Australian Pelican Pelecanus  conspicillatus 200

This was the biggest assemblage of lt black corms any of us had seen - they
were feeding in shallow water 

>341  Black-eared Cuckoo Chrysococcyx osculans 1

A lifer for 6 of us

>333 White-rumped Swiftlet Collocalia  spodiopygia 30

Mike tarburton please note

>319 Azure Kingfisher Alcedo azurea 1
>322 Laughing  Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae 4
>323 Blue-winged Kookaburra Dacelo leachii  4
>324 Forest Kingfisher Todiramphus macleayii 2
>325 Red-backed Kingfisher  Todiramphus pyrrhopygia 3
>326 Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sancta 4

possibly a breeding site for the red-backed.....

>693 White-winged Chough Corcorax melanorhamphos 6

these were nesting at Serpentine; the closest that we have known it to
Townsville.  Perhaps David James will correct me or confirm that?

>                            Total: 8014 birds of 107 species
>Ian Clayton
>&  Bush Tours
>      4810   Phone: 07 47 216 489

Alex Appleman

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